Site Search

Saville Confident of Sharks Success

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 11:37 AM

With the memory of 2012 still sitting in the back of every East Fremantle supporter's mind, the coaching staff have already moved on from last September's Grand Final defeat and have begun building a squad that could take the Sharks to their 30th Premiership.

Last week they announced the addition of Coburg's James Saville adding to the recruitment of former Docker and Saint, Brett Peake, while they've also retained most of last year's squad.

East Fremantle’s latest recruit is excited about his move to the Sharks, but has taken a leap of faith moving from Coburg, where he was the 2012 Reserves Premiership captain, to Moss Street where he will have to re-build his reputation.

“I felt like at Coburg I’d really achieved all that I could, 

“With the (VFL/AFL) alignments and those types of things, there wasn’t too much more I could do there,”

“I did a bit of research and you could just tell straight away that everyone at East Fremantle is striving for success, which is what I’m also looking for.” He said.

Since moving to Western Australia the 190cm defender has found settling in easy, with League coach Steve Malaxos welcoming him with open arms.

However the 23 year old, who played in Calder Cannon’s 2007 TAC Cup winning side, knows he’s got a lot to prove at the WAFL’s most successful club.

“Obviously he’s (Malaxos) expecting a bit because I’m trying to prove myself to the boys at the club and the coaching staff, but he’s been great,”

“He’s been really encouraging and really welcomed me with open arms, it’s been a really easy transition.” He said.

With pre-season training already in full swing, Saville has been impressed by the playing group’s efforts so far.

“Everyone is having an equal impact with the leaders playing a key role, that’s the main thing I’ve noticed, there wasn’t one or two blokes that stood out,”

“Everyone is trying to get the most out of each session which is really good.” He said.

While an Achilles problem has limited Saville’s training this pre-season, he is working towards playing in East Fremantle’s practice matches in March.

“I’m looking forward to our first practice match… so I’ll probably load up a bit then, get some kilometers back in the legs and hopefully come out fighting fit for that.” He said.

Saville sees many similarities between East Fremantle’s current pre-season and Coburg’s 2012 pre-season after they lost the 2011 Reserves Grand Final.

“East Fremantle have got that core group which really wants to stick around and achieve something, that’s what we tried to build at Coburg and ultimately we did,”

“I think once you get that core group that knows what each others intentions are, then everyone’s on the same track and it’s not that hard to achieve something you are all aspiring towards.” He said.

By Ryan Miller - Follow him on Twitter @Ryan_DMiller.

WHERE WERE YOU RON?

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 10:34 AM

WHERE WERE YOU RON?

The Friday night Member's Draw has jackpotted to $400 and you must be there to collect it.

On Friday night just past, January 25, Ron Renfrey’s name was drawn out but he wasn’t in attendance so the draw has jackpotted by $50 to $400.

The draw takes place every Friday night between 6:30pm and 7:00pm in the main bar. 

You have to be in it to win it! Only those members who are financial for 2013 go into the draw, so once your membership fees are paid you have the opportunity of taking out the jackpot – but of course you have to be there for the draw.

If the Member's Jackpot is not incentive enough we also have crackerjack pricing over the bar from 4:00pm to 6:00pm with $3.70 middy's just as an example of the affordability.

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK - JANUARY 28 - FEBRUARY 3

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 9:46 AM

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK – JANUARY 28 – FEBRUARY 3

The following members are celebrating their birthdays during January and we would like to wish them all a very Happy Birthday.

January:

Colin Potts; Michael Brennan; Percy Johnson; Neil Fitch; Loretta Masnada; Phillip Bunce; Shane Greenaway; Peter Windus; Trish Winkler; David Miller; Drew Nugent.

February:

Cooper Searle; Travis Fee; Aaron Meadowcroft; Trevor Fleming; Dale Sneddon; Damien Condon; Kim Beasland; Tony Jack; Peter Gazeley; Gregory Wake; Jim Sewell; Bruce Roberts; Wayne Atkinson; Geoffrey Dunstone; Christopher Sepp; Susan Butcher; William Elliott; Patricia Arbuckle; Marie Hardacre.

 

Shark's New Signing

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 1:03 PM

The East Fremantle Football Club is proud to announce that James Saville has signed with the Sharks for the coming season.

 


Saville comes to East Fremantle from VFL side Coburg and spent 2012 playing in the AFL Vic Development League.

The 23 year-old played across the halfback line for the Tigers and was the captain of Coburg's 2012 AFL Vic Development League Premiership side.

At 190cm tall Saville adds height and experience to East Fremantle's already impressive back six.

While Saville played most of last year in Coburg’s Reserve side, he had a taste of League Football in 2011 playing six games and was a member of the Reserves Grand Final side which lost to Box Hill.

Prior to his time at Coburg, Saville played for Collingwood's VFL League side and played in the back-pocket for the Calder Cannons in their 2007 TAC Cup winning side.

East Fremantle's Football Operations Manager Darryn Fry said the addition of Saville gives their squad greater depth.

"James is a great addition to the club, we are very excited and pleased to have him at East Fremantle," he said.

“His experience in the back-line adds further depth to our playing list and fact that he adds leadership, being a premiership captain, is invaluable,”

“He is a really friendly young man and he’s has fitted in well at the club.”

Saville’s signing is the East Fremantle's second of the pre-season, with former St. Kilda and Fremantle player Brett Peake returning to Moss Street.

 

By Ryan Miller. Follow him on twitter @Ryan_DMiller.

 

 

WHERE WERE YOU EDDIE?

Monday, January 21, 2013 - 1:29 PM

WHERE WERE YOU EDDIE?

The Friday night Member's Draw has jackpotted to $350 and you must be there to collect it.

On Friday night just past, January 18, Eddie Donne’s name was drawn out but he wasn’t in attendance so the draw has jackpotted by $50 to $350.

The draw takes place every Friday night between 6:30pm and 7:00pm in the main bar.

You have to be in it to win it! Only those members who are financial for 2013 go into the draw, so once your membership fees are paid you have the opportunity of taking out the jackpot – but of course you have to be there for the draw.

If the Member's Jackpot is not incentive enough we also have crackerjack pricing over the bar from 4:00pm to 6:00pm with $3.70 middy's just as an example of the affordability.

JANUARY BIRTHDAYS - JANUARY 21 - 27

Monday, January 21, 2013 - 12:26 PM

JANUARY BIRTHDAYS – JANUARY 21 - 27

 The following members are celebrating their birthdays during January and we would like to wish them all a very Happy Birthday.

 Anthony Nicholas; Eleanor McCarrey; Richard Adshead; David Auld; Lynn Barrett-Fuller; James Mitchell; William Holmes; Kevin Woods; Leslie Baker; Julie Mackay; Kerry Francis; Peter Richards; Frances Cronan; Gregory Spurr; Perry Sardelic; Judi Jupp; David Holt; Ray Pickersgill; Dianne Menegola; Jason Marinich; Craig Learmont; Nicole Farrington; Ben Hillyer; Mark Kelly; Kurt Tropiano; Lochlan Reynolds; Benjamin Shales; Ethan Learmont; Cameron Morgan.

JANUARY BIRTHDAYS - JANUARY 1 - 20

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 10:10 AM

JANUARY BIRTHDAYS – JANUARY 1 - 20

 The following members are celebrating their birthdays during January and we would like to wish them all a very Happy Birthday.

 Daphne Margetts; Mick Jahn; Valmai Dunn; Charles Taylor; Alison Weir; Bill Reynolds; William Cromwell; Noel Chapman; Barry Renouf; Len Anderson; Wendy Rogers; Warren Jones; Robin Liddell; Margaret Bridge; Roger Donegan; Graham Power; David Auld; John Lee; Jim Blair; Lee Durston; Donald Greer; Ken Booth; Helen Mitchell; Sylvia Gabriel; Peter Ryan; Ross Chappell; Michael Baker; Debra Stephen; Robert Buratto; Valma Jones; Ken Judge; Gina McCarrey; Keith Sheppard; Bruce Jupp; Kelly Dunstone; Rob Hird; David Wake; Colin Smith; Bill McCarthy; Craig Yeo; Andrew Cook; Mary Cropley; John Bracewell; Timothy Gill; Mark Amaranti; Yvonne Waight; Stephen Bilcich; Mark Stewart; Neil Cormack; Lauren Strahan; Chris Simpson; Peta Donaldson; Luke Weller; Timothy Viney; KarinaTarbath; Callum Leslie; Louis Cronan; Jake Schleicher; Declan Newing; Harrison Marsh; Sharni-Leigh Kittow; Carly Baseden; Luke Strnadica; Brandon Kane; Sam Evans; Anthony Cammarano; Thomas Hanney; Liam Moore; Zarah Rawlings; Jack Baker; Adam Zanoli; Jagger Bravura.

2014 Sharks Gala Auction

Saturday, December 14, 1901 - 4:45 AM - by Alex

The Sharks Gala Auction is tomorrow night, and we've arguably got the best items list ever!

The full brochure is available to view here: 2014 Auction Book

If you'd like to put in a bid on any of these items and you cannot attend the auction, please email admin@effc.com.au before 2pm Friday 15th August.

Read More ...

WA FOOTBALL RAFFLE 2016

Saturday, December 14, 1901 - 4:45 AM

REMINDER:  The WA Football Raffle closes on December 10th and all books must be returned to the Club whether sold or unsold by Friday, December 9th.

The raffle is drawn on December 22nd with over $44,000 worth of prizes:

1st prize: 2016  Holden Captiva 
LS 2.4lt 7 Seater Automatic Wagon valued at $34,173
2nd prize: 7 Night Broome Holiday at Cable Beach Club Resort and Spa valued at $5,400
3rd Prize: $5,000 Retravision Voucher

Tickets are $10 each and still available from the Club.  Contact Judi Miles on 9339 5533 or Bob Uittenbroek on 0412 729 600 if you would like to purchase tickets.